John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School has much to celebrate!

State School Superintendent Richard Woods recently announced the 2019 Georgia Scholars, and Davidson had nine seniors awarded this distinction. Through the Georgia Scholar program, the Georgia Department of Education identifies and honors high school seniors who have achieved excellence in school and community life—carried exemplary course loads, performed excellently in all courses, successfully participated in interscholastic events, and assumed active roles in extracurricular activities. Davidson’s 2019 Georgia Scholars are: Mia Brewster, William Cawthon, Reid Fly, Anna McCabe, John McDonough, Matthew Morgan, Connor Talley, Sarah Strickland, and Stanny Zaw.  “The 2019 Georgia Scholars exemplify our mission of educating the whole child,” Superintendent Woods said. “They are well-rounded students who have engaged with a wide array of educational opportunities—from traditional classroom learning to community service. I congratulate each of these students and wish them well as they embark on their next steps after high school.”

Secondly, Davidson senior Jenifer Silva Arreola earned the Georgia Seal of Biliteracy from the Georgia Department of Education.  This highly sought seal is awarded to eligible seniors who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in one or more languages in addition to English. Jenifer maintained a 3.0 or higher in all of her language classes and passed the AP Spanish exam! ¡Felicidades!

Last, but not least, Reid Fly and Kaiwen Wang will receive National Merit Scholarships for high achievement in PSAT/NMSQT Selection Index Scores. Of the 1.6 million entrants from across the United States, only 7,500 students are chosen! We celebrate your academic talents!